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Brody Holloway

Brody Holloway

Lead Pastor & Cofounder

Brody Holloway is the cofounder and executive director of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in Andrews, N.C. Snowbird’s ministry has trained and ministered to more than 140,000 high school and college students through its programs, conferences, camps and retreats. Brody is passionate about expository teaching and missions mobilization. He has spent more than 20 years preaching the Bible to students and leaders and equipping them to take the Gospel to the nations. Brody serves as Snowbird’s lead pastor and travels extensively, teaching on relevant topics such as biblical manhood, parenting, marriage and leadership. He is also a church planter and the teaching pastor at Red Oak Church in Andrews. Brody and his wife, Little, have been married for 25 years. They have five children.

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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Executive Director of Operations

Matt “Mugs” Jones joined the staff of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in August 2013 as Director of Operations. A graduate of Liberty University, Matt has nearly three decades of experience in the camp industry, including his work at Lake Owen Camp in Wisconsin. He has served three terms on Snowbird’s board of directors and has a passion for being outdoors and being active. Matt and his wife, Cara, have three children: Oren, Neva and Emma.

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Hank Parker Jr.

Hank Parker Jr.

Executive Director of Sales, Marketing, & Programming

Hank Parker Jr.  joined Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters full time as the executive director of sales, marketing, and programming, after years of working with Snowbird from a distance.  A former Nascar driver and producer, Hank has gained invaluable experience with marketing by working with various large companies over the years.
Hank and his wife Wendy have five children Alexandria, Madison, Boone, Cade, and Lana.

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Little Holloway

Little Holloway

Cofounder

Brody and Little Holloway cofounded Snowbird in 1997. They both attended Liberty University and were married in 1994. Like Brody, Little has a wealth of student ministry experience—over 20 years. She is a part of the worship team at SWO, teaches sessions during the summer, and plays a part in camp landscaping and upkeep. The Holloway family also led the initial planting team of Red Oak Church, where most of the Snowbird staff attend. Brody serves as the pastor while Little spends much of her time ministering to girls and women in the local community. They have five children and one son-in-law.

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Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark

Missions & Outreach Director

Shawn Clark, Snowbird Missions and Outreach (SMO) director, was SWO’s first hired full-time staff member. Coming on board in 2000, he served as maintenance and grounds supervisor until the inception of Snowbird’s year-round missions program in 2005. A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, Shawn coordinates and oversees mission groups and projects, ensuring everyone served by SMO is cared for throughout the year. His wife, Bethany, is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to her coming to Snowbird in 2003, Bethany worked as an elementary school teacher and as a children’s camp director at The Master’s Inn in Altavista, Virginia. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, she writes curriculum for the SMO program and works alongside Shawn maintaining relationships with the community members served through SMO. Married in 2004, Shawn and Bethany have five sons: Ty, Gabe, Luke, Levi and Zeke.

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Zach Mabry

Zach Mabry

Institute Program Director

Zach Mabry, program director, came to Snowbird in 2000 as a Summer Staff member and joined the full-time staff in 2002. A native of Florence, Kentucky, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Zach serves as worship leader for the SWO band, session speaker for summer camp and retreat seasons, and is the director of the Snowbird Institute Program. In addition to his roles at Snowbird, he serves as an adjunct Professor for Liberty University Online. His wife, Rocky, began serving on summer staff in 2001 and served year-round until 2010. He and Rocky have four children: Parker, Samuel, Jackson and Ella.

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Spencer Davis

Spencer Davis

Risk Management Director

After serving on Summer Staff, Spencer and Amy Davis joined the full-time SWO staff in 2003. Spencer is a graduate of Liberty University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Religion/Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Religion. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and helped launch the OLD School program in 2002, serving as leader for its first week-long trip the following year. A native of Columbus, Georgia, Spencer maintains our risk management, as a session speaker for camps and retreats and helps lead worship. His wife, Amy, has served in numerous roles around camp, including marketing director and worship leader. Amy is a part of SWO’s creative development team for marketing and graphic designs. Married in 2006, Amy and Spencer have three children: Alani, Knox and Jed.

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Brandon Crocker

Brandon Crocker

Maintenance Director

Brandon Crocker, Maintenance Director, served on SWO Summer Staff from 2003 to 2005 while he was a student at Toccoa Falls College. After graduating in 2005, Brandon and his new bride, Jenny, relocated to Andrews in obedience to God’s call on their lives. While working several jobs in the community, Brandon served as a Snowbird retreat and summer staff until he became full-time in 2007. Brandon oversees all maintenance operations and coordinates volunteer work teams. He is over the guys division of Snowbird’s Servant Team, a summer discipleship program for high school students. Brandon is responsible for their hiring, work project assignments and for their spiritual discipleship. He also facilitates the daily responsibilities and tasks for SWO’s year-round volunteers. A native of Wisconsin, Brandon and Jenny have two children: Jaden and Branson.

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Rob Conti

Rob Conti

Program Director

Rob Conti, program director, came to Snowbird in 2001 to serve on Summer Staff. He served several summers while finishing his undergraduate degree at Liberty University. After graduating in 2003, he served as a youth pastor for three years in Forest, Virginia. Rob returned to Snowbird in 2006 and met his wife, Sarah, who had been serving at Snowbird since 2004. They married in 2007. In addition to Rob’s responsibilities as the program director, he is one of the main session speakers for year-round camps and retreats. Throughout the year, he travels to speak at churches and youth events. He completed his Master of Arts in Religion in 2009. Rob and Sarah have three children: Molly, Marissa, and Walker.

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Josh Dunn

Josh Dunn

Office Manager

Josh has served several roles at Snowbird, include Summer Staff, intern, and transportation manager. Now, we are glad to have him back as our Office Manager. Josh and his wife, Sarah, have two sons, Cooper and Grayson.

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Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

Recreation Director

Nikki Smith, a native of Middleburg, Florida, began serving on Summer Staff in 2007 while working as a teacher and coach in Florida’s Clay County School System. A 2006 graduate of the University of Maryland, she came on full-time in August 2010. As recreation director, Nikki oversees recreation training and equipment as well as directs the girls’ Servant Team program during the summer. She serves as a small group leader for year-round camps and retreats and is active in local ministry in Andrews. 

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Harry McSween

Harry McSween

Audio & Visual Media Manager

Harry McSween, OLD School assistant turned Media Director, joined Snowbird in 2005 when he served on Servant Team. He graduated from the first OLD School semester program in 2006 and began to work at SWO full-time the following semester. A creatively gifted individual, Harry handles all of Snowbird videography and photography year-round. A native of Woodstock, Georgia, Harry also serves as small group leader for year-round camps and retreats, teaches breakout sessions and plays in the SWO Band. His wife, Tanya, came to Snowbird in 2004 to serve on Summer Staff, and the two were married in 2007. A graduate of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, Tanya worked several years as a small group leader for year-round camps and retreats and owns McSween Photography. Harry and Tanya have three children: Keller, Penny, and Tess.

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John Ragon

John Ragon

Website & App Manager

John and Brittany Ragon have served on full-time staff since 2010. A native of Milan, Tennessee, John graduated with a Business/Marketing degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He joined SWO’s Summer Staff in 2009. After working his way through numerous SWO office jobs, John was appointed to Snowbird’s marketing/promotions department in 2011. Brittany is also a Union University graduate with her focus in Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism. She also works as a freelance writer and designer, supplying much of the written material for Snowbird print documents and its website. John and Brittany have four children: Berkley, Asher, Emerson, and Oakland.

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Brodie Ellis

Brodie Ellis

Associate Director

Brodie Ellis joined Snowbird’s full-time staff in August 2012 after serving three years on as a Summer Staff member and attending eight years as a camper. At SWO, Brodie works in campus maintenance. He and his wife, Caroline, were married in April 2015 and they welcomed their daughter into their family in May of this year.

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Glendon Bach

Glendon Bach

Snack Shack Manager

Glendon, originally from Bedford, VA, served on Summer Staff in the summer of 2015 and 2016. From 2016 to 2019, he served on our wilderness discipleship program as the Assistant Director. He spends as much time as he can building relationships with our intern crew, and making sure the Snack Shack is tip-top shape for Snowbird camps and conferences. Glendon has spent extensive time traveling and working overseas before moving to Andrews, NC to work at Snowbird.

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Barbara Bond

Barbara Bond

Food Service Director

Aaron and Barbara are long-time friends and supporters of Snowbird and we are overjoyed to serve with them now on a daily basis. They came on board in May 2016 and jumped in with both feet. Aaron heads up our transportation department and is a mechanical genius when it comes to anything with a motor. Likewise, Barbara is our food service director. She brings a wealth of knowledge and culinary expertise to the SWO kitchen and we are thankful for them both.

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Aaron Bond

Aaron Bond

Transportation Director

Aaron and Barbara are long-time friends and supporters of Snowbird and we are overjoyed to serve with them now on a daily basis. They came on board in May 2016 and jumped in with both feet. Aaron heads up our transportation department and is a mechanical genius when it comes to anything with a motor. Likewise, Barbara is our food service director. She is bringing a wealth of knowledge and culinary expertise to the SWO kitchen and we are thankful for them both.

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Adam Garner

Adam Garner

Program Manager

Adam and his wife, Maurie, have both served in several roles at Snowbird. Adam was a part of the Snowbird Institute program in 2015  and then transitioned into a full-time position in 2017. He works closely with Snowbird churches to coordinate their final steps in planning.  He also handles all of our audio and visual production needs and plays in the SWO Band. Maurie served on Summer Staff 2012-2013 before going overseas with the International Mission Board. She returned to camp in 2015 and served on staff until 2017. They recently welcomed their first child, Billy.

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James Wyble

James Wyble

Assistant Grounds Director & SMO Site Leader

James, originally from Forest, Virginia, moved to Andrews in 2011. He worked a number of summers before coming on as an intern in 2013 and marrying his wife, Katlyn, in 2014. James has taken a few trips overseas working both in Haiti and Honduras. He has a passion for being outdoors and laboring with his hands for the sake of the Gospel. Growing up with a dad who serves as a deaf pastor, James is also fluent in Sign Language. They have two children, Jonathan and Maisie.

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Curtis Batten

Curtis Batten

Construction & Programing Staff

Curtis joined our SWO full-time staff in 2016, after working in the outdoor industry with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management & Leadership from Appalachian State University. Curtis, with his wife Bailey, enjoy hosting meals at their home, traveling, and spending time outside. Curtis is from Fuquay-Varina, NC and provides maintenance and supervision of summer recreation elements, and plays a mean game of pick-up basketball. In the spring of 2019 Curtis and Bailey added their first child, Mia!

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Bridgette Jeffcoat

Bridgette Jeffcoat

Social Media & Promotions Manager

Bridgette first served as a Summer Staff team member in 2010-2011. Since returning in 2017, she has played a key role on our marketing, staff recruiting, accounting, and Snack Shack teams. Bridgette recently graduated Liberty University with bachelor’s in psychology. Right now, she’s focus on improving our social media presence and recruiting staff for our summer camp program. Bridgette is engaged to Trey Shumaker and they will be married in late 2020.

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Austin Scott

Austin Scott

Assistant Maintenance & Construction Manager

Austin serves in our maintenance department and has been at SWO year-round since May 2015, after his second Summer Staff term. He is heavily involved in leading student small groups, partnering with group leaders and discipling our Servant Team and summer staffers.

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Jake Schwarting

Jake Schwarting

Office Assistant

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Courtney Seifert

Courtney Seifert

Recreation Assistant

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Heather Dobbs

Heather Dobbs

Housekeeping Manager

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Adam Long

Adam Long

Construction Staff

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Riley Shannon

Riley Shannon

Special Projects Lead

Riley Shannon, Special Projects Lead, is originally from Sugar Hill, Ga. She first attended a Winter SWO retreat in 2014, then returned as a camper with Snowbird Missions & Outreach during the summers of 2015-2016. Thankfully, she fell in love with the Snowbird community and worked on our Summer Staff team in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Riley recently graduated from Covenant College with a BA in History, with minors in psychology and missions. Start in August 2020, she joined our year-round staff and now leads the planning and logistics for World Tour events, Ministry Conference traveling, HR & Staff applications, and several other projects. She also jumps in to help our sales and marketing team. We’re thankful to have her on the crew!

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Mady Valfre

Mady Valfre

Marketing Assistant

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Rowan de Wit

Rowan de Wit

Media Assistant

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Eric & Amanda Potter

Eric & Amanda Potter

Amanda Potter served on-site at Snowbird from 2007–2016 and continues to serve as an extension of the SWO family in Orlando, Florida. 

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Lane Gillenwaters

Lane Gillenwaters

Construction Assistant

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Donevan Greenwood

Donevan Greenwood

Maintenance Assistant

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Katie Cousins

Katie Cousins

Housekeeping Assistant Manager

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Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark

Missions & Outreach Director

Shawn Clark, Snowbird Missions and Outreach (SMO) director, was SWO’s first hired full-time staff member. Coming on board in 2000, he served as maintenance and grounds supervisor until the inception of Snowbird’s year-round missions program in 2005. A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, Shawn coordinates and oversees mission groups and projects, ensuring everyone served by SMO is cared for throughout the year. His wife, Bethany, is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to her coming to Snowbird in 2003, Bethany worked as an elementary school teacher and as a children’s camp director at The Master’s Inn in Altavista, Virginia. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, she writes curriculum for the SMO program and works alongside Shawn maintaining relationships with the community members served through SMO. Married in 2004, Shawn and Bethany have five sons: Ty, Gabe, Luke, Levi and Zeke.

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James Wyble

James Wyble

Assistant Grounds Director & SMO Site Leader

James, originally from Forest, Virginia, moved to Andrews in 2011. He worked a number of summers before coming on as an intern in 2013 and marrying his wife, Katlyn, in 2014. James has taken a few trips overseas working both in Haiti and Honduras. He has a passion for being outdoors and laboring with his hands for the sake of the Gospel. Growing up with a dad who serves as a deaf pastor, James is also fluent in Sign Language. They have two children, Jonathan and Maisie.

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Board of Directors

Hank Parker Jr.

Hank Parker Jr.

Director of Marketing, Board Member

Hank Parker Jr, a former Nascar driver, founded and operates Fireband Media, a production company that produces short films and outdoor television programing. Through his time in NASCAR and from hosting and producing outdoor television he has gained an invaluable experience with marketing. Hank currently leads the marketing strategies at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters. Hank and his wife Wendy have four children and live in Denver, North Carolina.
Blake Harris

Blake Harris

Board Member

Blake joined us as a board member in 2018. He has gathered 15 years of experience in the service industry with Cintas Corporation. He has served as Regional Director over East Coast Operations and, more recently, the General Manager over the Hickory and Statesville offices. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003. He is a lifetime North Carolinian, but spent some time as a professional guide at an outfitter in Wyoming. He is heavily involved as a leader in their home church, Venture, in Dallas, NC. His experience with Snowbird began in 2010, and he will be primarily involved with supporting future development and expansion. Blake and his wife Stephanie have two boys: Hayden and Pinson.
Brody Holloway

Brody Holloway

Cofounder & Lead Pastor, Board Member

Brody and Little Holloway cofounded Snowbird in 1997. Having served in camp ministry for over two decades, Brody attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and shortly after began work at Liberty Expeditions, a partner of Liberty University, where he served for three years before moving to The Master’s Inn in Altavista, Virginia. Brody is the main speaker for all camp and retreat sessions and oversees each of SWO’s ministry operations. He is the liaison between Snowbird’s staff and its board of directors and is responsible for the hiring and training of all staff. In addition to his responsibilities at camp, Brody is the pastor of Red Oak Church — a local church planted by a group of Snowbird staff. Married to Brody in 1994, Little has also spent nearly 20 years in student ministry. A graduate of Liberty University, she helps lead worship, teaches during the summer and spends much of her time counseling girls. She also plays a large role in camp landscaping and upkeep. Brody and Little have five children: Kilby, Tucker, Lailee, JuJu, and Mo.

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Butch Pendergrass

Butch Pendergrass

Board Member

Butch Pendergrass first connected to SWO around 1999, when his son and daughter, Corey and Lena, attended camp. He and his wife, Jennifer, were personally challenged by the spiritual growth and commitment they witnessed in the lives of their children following their experiences at/connection with SWO.

He and his family have maintained a relationship with SWO throughout the years. He is particularly encouraged by the ongoing commitment of the program in regards to discipleship training. He shares the strong belief that everyone should be taking or sending someone with the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Both of his children have worked on the SWO staff, as well as served in international missions as adults.

Butch is the owner of a commercial plumbing company and hopes to use his knowledge of business/construction to help support/serve the ministry of SWO. Butch expressed that he is humbled and excited regarding the opportunity to serve on the board of this ministry which God is using mightily for kingdom work. He and Jennifer, his wife of 40 years, reside in Tobaccoville, North Carolina.


Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Director of Operations, Board Member

Matt “Mugs” Jones joined the staff of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in August 2013 as Director of Operations. A graduate of Liberty University, Matt has nearly three decades of experience in the camp industry, including his work at Lake Owen Camp in Wisconsin. He has served three terms on Snowbird’s board of directors and has a passion for being outdoors and being active. Matt and his wife, Cara, have three children: Oren, Neva and Emma.

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Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Board Member

Steve Davis has served on Snowbird’s Board of Directors for nearly 10 years. His experience and leadership in the real estate industry have served the mission of SWO well, but we are most thankful for his legacy of wisely following Christ. He is a former Special Forces (Green Beret) Officer and Vietnam Veteran. Steve has also served in various leadership positions in his local church (Calvary Baptist in Columbus, GA). He and his wife, Pam, have three married children and several grandchildren. We’re thankful for his integral involvement in the ministry of Snowbird, started long before his term as board member.

Terry Atwood

Terry Atwood

Board Member 

Terry has over 25 years experience in retail and outdoor branding, operations and omnichannel commerce. Terry currently serves as VP Retail for Yellowstone Forever based in Bozeman, Montana. Previously, Terry has served as President Retail and Board Directer for Nantahala Outdoor Center, President Retail for Diamond Brand Outdoors, VP eCommerce Academy Sports + Outdoors and a Lead Director for outdoor sporting goods retailer Galyan’s Trading Company. Terry, his wife Amy, and son Hunter enjoy everything outdoors and love traveling!

Jonathan Reavis

Jonathan Reavis

Board Member 

 

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Steve & Billie Fay Coleman

Steve & Billie Fay Coleman

Founders

Steve “Kahuna” Coleman is a member of the Snowbird’s founding team, and has worked in student ministry for nearly 30 years. After studying at the University of Richmond in Virginia, Kahuna began a building contracting business called Coleman’s Reconstruction. In the 1980s, Kahuna and his wife, Billie Fay, served in youth ministry at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, G.A. He followed his time there as a corporate chaplain. After six years, he and Billie Fay uprooted their lives and relocated to Andrews, North Carolina, to bring their vision of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters to life. In 1997, the first group of students rolled onto the Snowbird property.

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Brody Holloway

Brody Holloway

Lead Pastor

Brody Holloway is the cofounder and executive director of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in Andrews, N.C. Snowbird’s ministry has trained and ministered to more than 140,000 high school and college students through its programs, conferences, camps and retreats. Brody is passionate about expository teaching and missions mobilization. He has spent more than 20 years preaching the Bible to students and leaders and equipping them to take the Gospel to the nations. Brody serves as Snowbird’s lead pastor and travels extensively, teaching on relevant topics such as biblical manhood, parenting, marriage and leadership. He is also a church planter and the teaching pastor at Red Oak Church in Andrews. Brody and his wife, Little, have been married for 25 years. They have five children and one son-in-law.

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Little Holloway

Little Holloway

Cofounder

Brody and Little Holloway cofounded Snowbird in 1997. They both attended Liberty University and were married in 1994. Like Brody, Little has a wealth of student ministry experience—over 20 years. She is a part of the worship team at SWO, teaches sessions during the summer, and plays a part in camp landscaping and upkeep. The Holloway family also led the initial planting team of Red Oak Church, where most of the Snowbird staff attend. Brody serves as the pastor while Little spends much of her time ministering to girls and women in the local community. They have five children and one son-in-law.

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